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Essential Oils to Help Headaches


Essential Oils to Help Headaches




When you have a headache, it often means your day is ruined. You simply don’t feel like doing anything. If you must work or take care of the kids or fulfill obligations, it can be torture.


Essential Oils can work as a great NATURAL treatments for headaches.


Not all headaches are the same, of course, and different Essential Oils can treat different conditions.  However, in case of extreme pain or frequent headaches, please consult your doctor, holistic doctor or other professional.


Here are some of the best Essential Oils to help with various types of headaches and pain:



How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Headaches

The most common type of headaches are the ones from stress, and can be really painful. In such cases, Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oils work best. Lavender has a really calming effect on the mind. It is used for treating headaches by most aromatherapists. You can pour a few drops in the bath, in the diffuser, or can even rub topically on your skin if mixed with a carrier oil such as Baobab or Jojoba Oil.



How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Headaches

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Rosemary is another Essential Oil frequently used by aromatherapists in treating anxiety, stress, and pain. Rubbing it on the skin (mixed with a carrier oil) helps improve blood circulation that treats muscle pain and therefore can help relieve headache pains especially brought on by muscle pain. You can use it with a carrier oil, such as baobab, jojoba or almond oil, or pour a few drops in the bathwater or diffuser. Avoid contact with eyes or open cuts.



How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Headaches

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Bergamot Essential Oil comes from a tree that has a strong lemon aroma used for both anxiety and pain, helpful to relieve headaches as well. According to research, Essential Oils aroma activates the “smell” receptors in our nose and sends signals to the brain that causes relaxation and thus can relieve headache pain.



How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Headaches

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Peppermint Essential Oil is a wonderful, long-term oil used for treating many conditions.  It helps muscle, nerve, and headache pains by aromatherapists. It can be rubbed on the skin mixed with a carrier oil like Baobab or Jojoba, or used in a diffuser or bath.



How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Headaches

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil is known to help against swelling, nasal congestion, and pain. It is very strong and many know it to help sinus conditions, colds or headaches.  If you suffer from a sinus headache and congestion, Eucalyptus is a good choice.


ZEN Cold & Congestion Essential Oil Blend also uses Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Rosemary oil along with other essential oils to help relieve Cold & Congestion. You can use it to help against headache pains caused by Cold & Congestion.

For those with stress headaches, and if you suffer from alot of stress, consider the Zen De-Stress Essential Oil Blend. It contains a blend of different essential oils that help with stress reduction, anxiety and even physical pain. (It includes Lavender and Rosemary.)


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